Utah State head coach Stew Morrill said he favored NCAA tournament expansion. Part of the reason is that his team has won three straight regular season championships.
"I've always believed that the regular season means a lot," he said. "That 2 1/2 months defines your team. Expand if it rewards the regular season champs. If they do that, then lets expand."
Utah State hasn't played the Aggies with Troy Gillenwater in the lineup, but on the flip side, Utah State sharpshooter Brian Green, who is shooting 64 percent in WAC play, hitting 30 of 47 attempts from long range.
Utah State leads the nation with a 42.3 percent 3-point percentage, but they were 3 of 13 from long distance against the Aggies without Green in the lineup in Las Cruces.
I still think NMSU is the better team and a tough matchup for Utah State, but it's hard to expect them to go to Logan and win if they keep playing the same defense they have the past two games.